WWE Hall Of Famer Bully Ray reckons AEW’s resident villain MJF could reach the same heady heights as wrestling icon, The Rock.
MJF has long been seen as one of the top future prospects in the wrestling business. The 26-year-old loudmouth from Long Island has picked up statement wins during his time in AEW over the likes of Cody Rhodes, Chris Jericho, and CM Punk.
Speaking on a recent edition of Busted Open, Bully Ray was naming the stars he’d draft if he was starting a wrestling promotion. When it came to a younger talent for the future, there was only one star he thought could one day match up to the promo chops of The Rock:
“I was going back and forth between two, HOOK was one of them. I don’t know if you guys are really going to consider this a sleeper pick but I’m going with him. It’s MJF. Is he really considered a sleeper pick? I don’t know. But he’s a younger talent, when you say sleeper, I equate it to younger.”
“So I was like HOOK, Austin Theory, MJF. MJF is the guy for me. He’s a younger talent, who, we all know, the sky is the absolute limit. Who knows what he [is capable of]?”
“If anybody could ever challenge what The Rock was able to accomplish on the microphone, I think it’s MJF. I think given time, seasoning, the right people to stand across from him, the right people to tighten his screws, MJF could become the next Rock on the microphone.”
The three-time Dynamite Diamond winner recently confirmed that his talk about joining WWE is all true and he’d go if the price was right.